Hardwood Flooring in the Kitchen
Looking through home improvement magazines you can’t help but notice a lot of designers utilizing wood flooring throughout the kitchen areas.
Wood flooring brings a warmth and distinction to your kitchen that is often lacking in materials like tile, linoleum, or vinyl. With more and more new homes utilizing open concept floor plans, the use of multiple flooring materials on the same level is quickly being phased out. One consistent floor material throughout connects the design elements more effectively by uniting spaces. Not to mention, it will also remove the need for transitional pieces of molding, which can be an expensive eyesore.
Wood flooring has long been considered one of the most durable, long lasting options for flooring. The concept of kitchen use has just started gaining popularity with today’s homeowner. However, bringing wood flooring into an area with plumbing no doubt creates new ways of addressing a common wood flooring concern: moisture. Spills are going to happen in every area of the home, especially in the kitchen, and a simple rug or mat near the high traffic areas (such as in front of the sink) can prevent most issues with spills and moisture easily.
Additionally, most installers will not install wood flooring under the dishwasher, giving you extra protection against moisture and humidity created by the appliance.
By following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance program, your wood floor can easily outlast tile and linoleum by decades.
For more information contact one of our flooring specialists today.
Simmons Floor Covering
400 N. Loop 288 Suite 104
Denton, TX 76209
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